BROMSGROVE has been awarded £14.5 million to boost regeneration projects in the town centre.

The cash, from the government's Levelling Up Fund, was announced in today's Budget and will aid the redevelopment of the former Market Hall site.

It comes after a regeneration proposal was submitted in July by North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration on behalf of Bromsgrove District Council.

Reacting to the funding news, councillor Karen May, leader of Bromsgrove District Council, said: "I am totally ecstatic that we have received this huge amount of funding. It is great news for Bromsgrove and means we can get on with making our vision, to massively enhance the prosperity and economic development of the District, a wonderful reality.

"This has taken a lot of hard work from our officers and my fellow councillors and I want to thank everyone involved for this amazing outcome.”

The new funding will support the regeneration of prime town centre sites to help the town's recovery post-pandemic and create a vibrant centre in the long term.

The funding will see the redevelopment of the former Market Hall site to create a new commercial and cultural hub.